Tribute to My Love, Kunkang Ishaku Namor


How do I start? What can I say? Why did you have to go? It has been difficult to write this …I die a little inside when I remember you are gone. Just like a dream,the pain is still fresh… She was a great lady, a wonderful soul. You light the whole world with your amazing, mind-blowing, captivating, dazzling and charming laughter. I smile, though hurtfully the lips parted, whenever I remember you .

You were so different, you were clever, intelligent, shy and quiet. It took me weeks to understand your humour and ways, now I did understand you but death has put a permanent cordon on my awareness and wit! Oh! Oblivion will never sweep your memories, not in this world nor the next! The laughter, the jokes and the giggling blare in my ears every minute. I remember those days through a haze of rose coloured memories; I could remember when you told me to check on you at Pankshin when I came for a programme at college of Health, Pankshin. Also when we used to walk round Piapung village, the unforgettable ramble was from Piapung to Panjem,(two hours walk like five minutes trek) . Ten months of platonic and genuine relationship! Your promises make me wonder if there could ever be any lady like you! Your prestige, dignity and pride you promise to gladly give on your wedding night! God! I wish all these could still be a dream! I wish I never had the cause to write this! Not on this context! We stuck together like glue until the time came for me to leave Plateau State.

I was as delighted as a kid in a candy store, my spirit filled with happiness when you called me that you will be coming to Lagos to celebrate New Year with me…I still remember how joy flew within me like a river, never knew it will never come through, God!  I wish New Year never came! I write this with great sadness over the unimaginable loss of my love to an accident. I am deeply saddened by the passing of my best friend, my Angel of unparalleled charm, my Sunshine, my Hope, my Soulmate. 

I met you January,2014 at Government Secondary School, Piapung, Plateau State where I was posted for my National Youth Service Corps. You were also there for your appointment as PTA teacher pending the time you will be called up for your National Youth Service, from the very first day we met, we became bosom friends. You were such a gracious lady. You cared about everybody and was generous to a fault. I was blessed to spend year 2014 with you.

My life is going to be so different without you – the text messages, the phone calls that began with ‘Hello Mike,yaya?’ and ended with ‘Love you ko’ phone calls that left me smiling for days… Now the phone will be silent but in my heart your wonderful memories that I will treasure forever is all I have.

My pretty lady, inside and out, you were a wonderful friend to me, supporting me ever since I met you with your gentle and caring nature. One of your beliefs in life was the importance of being authentic with people, saying what needs to be said because it’s good for the relationship and for the soul. I always admired how you never judged or forced your opinions on anyone, you offered valuable and truthful advice that I will surely miss. We had a good time in your place at Shendam on the 17th Oct. 2014.

My phone rang, rushing down to pick your call hoping you were at the park already, the voice I heard on the phone was different voice with different tone breaking the worst shrilling news, I was dumbfound thinking it must have been wrong number, getting conscious of the reality, I was shocked, hoping and praying it turn out to be one of those bad dreams. It’s so sad but only God knows why it had to be you! I’ve lost the very dearest person known to me. Your loss is like a major operation, part of me was mutilated. I immediately began reflecting on all the outrageously funny and wonderful times we spent together in the Plateau.

You were truly a remarkable lady who possessed the gift of laughter, you were so passionate! Your magnetic smile will be missed by all who knew you. I can’t believe you are gone; you were laid in the mortuary so still and sweet. Your death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Indeed, I have been mutilated! The memories we share will forever live!, I loved you so much but now you are gone…though it still gladdens my heart that your memory will forever live! 

I know for certain that we never lose the people we love even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decisions we make. Your love leaves an indelible imprint in my memories. I find comfort in knowing that my life has been enriched by having shared your love. Now my hope is that you rest in peace knowing you did all that you could and that your loved ones will be fine. When we love people it’s so comforting to know that they will always be with us in our hearts. May almighty God give your immediate family fortitude to bear the irreparable loss. Rest in Perfect Peace MY LOVE.

“Death be not proud, though some have called thee Mighty and dreadful, for, thou art not so, For my KUNKANG ISHAKU NAMOR, whom thou think’st, thou dost overthrow, Dies not, she is living and will live forever in my heart….

Love, I’ll see you again, though, it’s still very difficult for me to believe you are no more in physical!

By Segun Michael ………………………

May her soul rest in peace!!!

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